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Epson releases first European Sustainability Report

May 23, 2018

Epson’s L1455 inkjet printer

In the report, the OEM reveals that companies could save up to €176 million ($206.1 million) and over 333,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions could be cut by 2020 through using Epson inkjet printing.

The information is presented in Epson’s first European Sustainability Report, The Green Choice, which the OEM explains reinforces Epson’s CSR commitment and “highlights its achievements with its focus on people, planet and process.”

The environmental and financial benefits, independently verified by TÜV Rheinland, were derived from the total business inkjet units sold in both 2016 and 2017 and the anticipated savings of the printers over their average four-year lifespan.

The total savings are the equivalent of taking 71,315 cars off the road, and support the EU’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent, as well as Epson’s avowed goal of cutting CO2 emissions by 90 per cent across all its products and services by 2050.

These gains are due to the advances made in inkjet technology, which uses up to 96 per cent less energy, produces up to 92 per cent less CO 2, and achieves up to 99 per cent less waste than laser technology.

“We are dedicated to offering businesses across Europe a clear ‘green choice’ in the products they use,” said Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, President of Epson Europe. “I hear from customers everyday about their need for technology that is better for the environment, cost effective and efficient. This is what Epson has delivered, and the achievement, alongside the cumulative gains, lies with our business customers who have made the choice to switch from laser to inkjet technology.”

Epson’s European Sustainability Report entitled The Green Choice, lays out the OEM’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) across all areas of its operations in Europe. It highlights “the advances made in energy, water and CO2 savings across Epson’s European organisation; its commitment throughout its supply chain and manufacturing; and, its dedication to creating environmentally conscious products that allow businesses to reduce their environmental footprints.”

“It fills me with pride to introduce The Green Choice report, which demonstrates Epson’s commitment to sustainability in everything we do,” said Henning Ohlsson, CSR Director of Epson Europe. “There is a lot more to be done but in recognising the achievements made so far, I hope it motivates us to be more mindful of the contributions we make and how even small changes can inform a better future.”

The OEM revealed that The Green Choice report will be published annually to account for the ongoing achievements and progress made.

“We are very mindful of our role as a leading technology provider in the future. By aligning our targets with wider goals that have been established, such as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we believe we can continue to be an indispensable company for society,” states Mr. Ohlsson.

More information can be found in The Green Choice report, which can be found on Epson’s website.

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